Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?


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Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by C-dub » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:31 pm



I recently downloaded an app for my phone that will capture gps data that includes speed and time and other stuff. It can save the trip data into a .csv file and opened in Excel, which can then be saved as an .xml file. Maybe all that is crucial, but I'm not sure yet.

What I've been trying to figure out is if I can somehow convert all this data into something useful and display the route on a map that might also show what my speed was at any particular point along the route.

Would any of you fine folks have any experience with something like this?

If it helps, the app is called Speedometer 55 Pro.


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Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by C-dub » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Go it!

The app can save a trip in .csv file format that can be exported via email and saved and opened with Excel. Then going to this website, http://www.convertcsv.com/csv-to-kml.htm, I can convert the .csv file into a .kml file that can be opened with Google Earth. The next part is the really cool part. Google Earth will display the entire route that has waypoints every 1-4 seconds that also show what my speed was at that point. The app also captures altitude data, but I haven't found that information on GE yet. I do see it in the raw data.
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Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by minimac » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:10 am

That info will come in useful for me. Thanks for posting, but I'm not so sure I want anyone to know how fast I was going!

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Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by C-dub » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:52 am

I have since figured out that the app can save the information in a .kmz format and is really easy to use. It still saves data in a .csv file when the "black box" feature is used. That is basically the last 20 minutes of use when the app is on, but not necessarily tracking an actual route. The .csv file is only data points and looks different after being converted and opened with google earth.

I got this app because I got a ticket for going 55 in a 40, while going 40 with my cruise control on in my truck. My daughter was with me and wondered why we were being stopped since we weren't speeding. She's been paying more attention to my driving since she's getting her permit. It was a bit of an eye opener for her. The other cars around me saw the police ahead, as did I, and they all slowed down to around 30-35. I didn't slow down since I wasn't speeding and the officer said it looked like I was trying to catch up to everyone else after making my turn onto that road. Well, since I had no way to prove my innocence here I am now, tracking my every move when driving or riding in case it happens again. This is my first ticket in over 20 years.
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Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:26 pm

C-dub wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:52 am
h.

I got this app because I got a ticket for going 55 in a 40, while going 40 with my cruise control on in my truck. My daughter was with me and wondered why we were being stopped since we weren't speeding. She's been paying more attention to my driving since she's getting her permit. It was a bit of an eye opener for her. The other cars around me saw the police ahead, as did I, and they all slowed down to around 30-35. I didn't slow down since I wasn't speeding and the officer said it looked like I was trying to catch up to everyone else after making my turn onto that road. Well, since I had no way to prove my innocence here I am now, tracking my every move when driving or riding in case it happens again. This is my first ticket in over 20 years.
I drive the same way, and I would have taken that officer to court... he did not have a radar on you to prove the "55".... "looked like" is not a ticketable offense.... I have had my share of tickets over the years, probably deserved a goodly part of them, but I still remember one from 1964 that irks me to no end.... got a ticket for "not keeping control of the vehicle" after an accident where the right front wheel of a van fell into a big hole that was covered by water just as a rain storm was letting up. the van left the road and hit a tree.... I should have fought that one, and I could easily have one it too.... holes full of water when the water is running down the sunken grooves in asphalt?? I dare anyone to claim they can see underwater and avoid hitting a big pothole.
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Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by C-dub » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:20 pm

I was going to fight it and even went to see a lawyer that specializes in this area. A friend of mine that has a corvette recommended her.

She was excited until she saw what city it was in. She told me in fewer words that I was attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis.
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Re: Convert GPS location coordinates into route on map?

Post by garwil » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 am

Well . . . You could have told the officer to be careful when he got home because his mother might crawl out from under the porch and bite him 😆



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